Points of Impact: June 5, 2021

In Case You Missed It: GUNSMARTS Returns, Ammo Shortage Update, Sharpening Precision Shooting ...

by posted on June 5, 2021
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At the top of our lineup this week is the NRA Women’s Leadership Forum's fun and informative shooting event at the Aurora Gun Club in Aurora, Colorado this June 26. It will include hands-on training with concealed-carry and sporting pistols, shotguns and rifles. Additionally, three-time Olympian biathlete Tracy Barnes will be on hand for a shooting demonstration and to offer insight into the sport of Biathlon, as well as what it's like to compete in and train for the Olympics. Learn more here!

When Smith & Wesson first launched its GUNSMARTS video tutorials designed for new gun owners back in 2020, the industry giant was reaching out to the millions of women who had become gun owners for the first time as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded. GUNSMARTS has proven so popular that it's back for an encore ...

Ever since it was founded in 1979, the Bianchi Cup Action Pistol Championship has been the crown jewel of competitive shooting, drawing the very best of the best from all corners of the country. This past week, Team Winchester's Becky Yackley added that jewel to her own crown. She's too humble to brag up her win, but we aren't!

At just 19, pro shooter Reanna Frauens is already sponsored by four companies. A two-time SCTP Lady HOA National Champion with multiple regional and state titles within the SCTP.
This year, she was named Captain of the 2021 Ladies All-American Team as well as the 2021 Florida State Sporting Clays and Fitasc Lady Champion. What's her secret?

One more winning woman to wrap up our competitive shooting coverage this week: With a final score of 42, Team Winchester trapshooter and USA Shooting competitor Maddy Bernau won the silver medal in Women's Trap at the 2021 ISSF World Cup for Shotgun in Lonato, Italy. 

In addition, she won a bronze medal in the Women's Trap team match. Read more about Team Winchester's dynamo here.

Defensive shooting expert and legendary outdoor writer Sheriff Jim Wilson reminds us to examine our habits of going about our daily lives. Without knowing it, we may establish routines that a crook can pick up on. For example, leaving your car running while you run back in the house for something that you forgot ... what "bad habits" do you need to lose

Disappointing, but not unexpected: Market research conducted by Southwick Associates indicates last year’s demand for ammunition—that drained inventories and kept many shelves empty—will remain strong well into 2021. Here's what the latest information tells us.

Precision shooting, particularly at ranges approaching 1,000 yards and beyond, is a game of details. Everything has to go right in order to hit your intended target at that kind of distance, and a dozen or more variables come into play. Jo Deering helps you simplify and sharpen your precision shooting.

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